Sep 27, 2012

David Sharpe

Dave Sharpe (1910-1980) has appeared in over 4,500 films. He has doubled many actors including Tony Curtis, Marlon Brando, John Derek, Alan Ladd, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. His career spans over 50 years.

Below: In 1930, Dave co-starred in a series of short films for Hal Roach called, "The Boy Friends." Left to right: Dave, Gertrude Messinger, Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Grady Sutton, and Dorothy Granger.


Below: In 1963, Dave was featured in a magazine called Screen Thrills Illustrated.

That's Dave on the cover of Spacemen magazine. Taken from the 1939 Universal serial, "Buck Rogers."

Dave was also an excellent horseman. Doubling Allan "Rocky" Lane, Dave bulldogs stuntman Duke Taylor in the 1940 Republic serial, "King of the Royal Mounted."

Below: Dave had a starring role in this Monogram B-western from 1941.

One of Dave's specialties was his famous flying leaps, like this one from the 1949 Republic serial, "King of the Rocket Men."

Excellent window crash from 1952.

Dave has appeared in hundreds of TV episodes, like "Star Trek." Here he is walking behind Leonard Nimoy in the episode, "Day of the Dove" (1968)

Here is a video of the amazing Dave Sharpe.